Private Baby Scans in Kent

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About Dr. Penman

Dr Penman is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Fetal Medicine Specialist. His 25+ years of experience allows him to offer a range of private baby scans in medway from 6 weeks of pregnancy. Dr. Penman specialises in prenatal screening and diagnosis of fetal abnormalities, amniocentesis, and CVS. He also performs the latest non-invasive prenatal testing – the NIPT test.

Dr. Penman provides a compassionate, safe environment for you to discuss any concerns relating to your pregnancy and baby. He offers a complete scan service from 6 weeks of pregnancy all the way to near your due date. 3D and 4D scans are also possible later in pregnancy(12 weeks+).

Dr. Penman is very happy to be offering his baby scan Medway clinic and allows husband/partner/scan buddy to accompany you (3 guests with the patient) Children are allowed, under 5’s must be accompanied by an adult and must sit with the adult throughout the scan.

 We do not scan under 18s, sorry.

Below you’ll find links to information on each of the baby scans Dr. Penman offers as well as our Fetal Medicine Due Date Calendar. If you have any questions, please contact Helen, Dr. Penman’s PA, on 07943951912.


Baby Scans Medway by Dr Penman, Consultant Fetal Medicine Specialist

Reassurance Scan

6-10+ weeks

2D only

Nuchal Scan with Early Gender

11+1 – 13+6 weeks

3D and 4D usually possible

Early Growth with Gender

14-19 weeks

3D and 4D usually available

Anomaly scan

20-24 weeks

3D and 4D usually available

Late Growth/Wellbeing

24-35 weeks

3D and 4D usually available

Dr Penman also offers a post-miscarriage scan called the Rainbow Scan. This scan is to confirm a miscarriage, ensure recovery from a miscarriage and, if you wish, help you plan the next steps to conceiving again.

Dr Penman was very welcoming, he went through everything thoroughly and explained everything clearly!
He made me and my partner feel at ease, and no question was too much! We asked Dr Penman to write down the sex of our baby so we could do a gender reveal with our boys, which he did willingly! Now after 3 boys, Dr Penman told us we have a little girl on the way!
We’re so happy with our experience and would definitely recommend Dr Penman!

Mrs L

What’s included in each baby scan?

Dr Penman knows how important your baby scans are to you. Every baby scan includes:

  • A medical report of the scan for your records
  • A CD of your baby scan images
  • A DVD of moving 4D scan images (*from 10 weeks)
  • A safe, inclusive environment
  • Longer appointment times
  • High-quality, professional care from Dr Penman, Consultant Fetal Medicine Specialist


Dr Penman also offers the option of a Heartbeat Bear. An audio recording of your baby’s heartbeat is taped onto a small speaker that’s put inside a soft teddy bear. These can be a wonderful way to introduce baby to an older sibling, or treasure as a keepsake for baby as they grow up. The bears cost £20 and can be paid for in cash at your scan.

When Can I Have a 3D/4D Scan?

3D and 4D are usually possible from around 12 weeks of pregnancy. 3D and 4D offer a chance for you to see baby in more detail and, in the case of 4D, in real-time. This can help you get a better idea of what baby will look like when they arrive.

3D and 4D are included in the price of the scan. However, Dr. Penman cannot guarantee the clarity of these images as various things affect how baby’s scan images appear, such as:

  • Baby’s position
  • Number of babies
  • Maternal BMI

Dr. Penman will, of course, do his utmost to get the best images possible of your baby.

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Fetal Medicine - Baby Scans 3D/4D Scans

Having twins (or more)?

Dr. Penman offers scans for single babies as well as multiples (twins, triplets, etc.).

Scans for multiples are longer than scans for single babies and are also priced differently. When booking, please do make sure that you book in for the right scan.

If you book for a single-baby scan only to find out you are expecting multiples, Dr. Penman will do his best to obtain all the information within the allotted timeframe, but please be aware that you may need to book another appointment.

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